Monday, July 14, 2014

It was "one of those days"

I wonder if you can relate to this poem, entitled "Fancy Dive," by author and illustrator, Shel Silverstein?

The fanciest dive that was ever done
  Was done by Melissa of Coconut Grove
She bounced on the board and flew in the air
  With a twist of her head and a twirl of her hair
She did 34 jackknives, backflipped and spun
  Quadruple gainered and reached for the sun
And then somersaulted nine times and a quarter
  And looked down and saw
The pool had no water!

The apostle Paul was having one of those days in the City of Corinth (you can read about it in Acts, chapter 18).  He discovered that his hearers were not listening - they had closed their hearts and souls to the good news that Jesus is the promised Messiah.  Rather than continue to dive in a pool without water, so to speak, Paul turned the focus of his ministry to other people who were hungry for the truth.

Are you unsure about your next move? Seeking reassurance that the important decision you've made is the correct one? The Lord spoke to Paul in a vision (Acts 18:9).  The Lord speaks to you in worship and as you daily read and reflect on His Word.  Give it a try and see if you don't receive the comfort and guidance that Your Lord and Savior can offer.